NFG Summary:‘Halo: Combat Evolved’ is an epic sci-fi adventure that delivers an immersive and exhilarating gameplay experience. As the protagonist leading a team of Marines, you are pushed to your limits in a race against time to unravel the mysteries of the colossal Halo artifact and save humanity from annihilation. With its captivating storyline and intense action, this game is a must-play for any fan of the genre.

Categories: FPS
Meta Score: 97
User Score: 88.0
Platform: PC, Xbox
Publisher Names: Microsoft Game Studios
Support Language: English*, French*, Italian*, German*, Spanish – Spain*
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 2001-11-15

PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 960T ; Intel i3550
  • Graphics: AMD HD 6850 ; NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Direct3D feature Level 11.1


In a desperate attempt to keep a conquering alien race called the Covenant from finding Earth, you–a cybernteically enhanced soldier representing the peak of human military evolution–and a ragtag group of Marines flee to a distant uncharted system where you unexpectedly stumble across Halo, an enormous alien artifact in orbit between a gas giant and its moon. Your objective: Uncover Halo’s horrible secret, and destroy mankind’s nemesis – the Covenant. [Microsoft]

Positive Comment(s)

The definitive reason to own an Xbox. [Feb 2003, p.95]100GMR Magazine
Halo is quite simply the closest thing we have ever experienced to a living, breathing alternate universe. [Jan 2002, p.72]100Xbox Nation Magazine
A game that will become the new benchmark for first person shooters. Quite frankly, it’s one of the better ones that I have seen in a long time, at least since Half Life.100Next Level Gaming
The attention to detail blew me away. The graphics are beyond anything I imagined.100PGNx Media
Halo offers an intense multiplayer experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat98GamerWeb Xbox
While technically the game is just a better done fps than usual, it is just so gosh darn fun.98Xbox Evolved
By far one of the most appealing titles to play over, and over, and over! By the time you finish the first level, you’ll want to play it again.100Xbox Solution
With a story good enough for a full length novel, audio and visual elements as detailed as any you’ve ever seen and excellent pacing, Halo is the reason for Xbox and vice versa.97IGN
If you’re playing a Campaign, it’ll take between 15-20 hours on the Easy, Normal and Hard levels. To complete the Legendary level, it’ll take approximately four and a half lifetimes.100Stuff
It is far and away the greatest title of its kind ever to grace a console system and stands par, if not better, with any PC-based First Person Shooter.97Gamezilla!

Negative Comment(s)

I absolutely HATED this game when it came out. I forced myself to play it because everyone else loved it. Not for me.30JuviWarts
I will never understand why people loved this game so much, its just your average FPS50VLG
One of the most overrated games of all time; not sure how this game became so popular; the campaign is boring, I gues multiplayer is fun, but that’s about it.70RefinedInsights

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